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Agger named vice captain

Daniel Agger has been named the new vice captain of the club by boss Brendan Rodgers.


The retirement of Jamie Carragher meant that Rodgers has been looking for a new vice captain to Steven Gerrard all summer and he has eventually settled on the popular Dane after the defender apparently dismissed interest from Barcelona to pledge his future to the Reds.


Rodgers explained to the club's official website: "From my first conversation with him, he made it very clear that he wants to be here. I've also known during my time here that other clubs have wanted to take him, but he's been very true to his word.


"His loyalty and his passion for Liverpool is second to none. And if you add that on to his footballing qualities, then I think it's a good choice for everybody."


Rodgers continued: "He was very proud when he found out the news. I had spoken to him at the beginning of pre-season to tell him that he was one of the ones I was going to be looking at closely, and throughout pre-season he has been a real role model within the group.


"He has trained magnificently and he was delighted when I pulled him over and said that he'd be the one that I would be looking at to step in to Carra's shoes. He was very pleased and very proud as you can imagine.


"He's an international captain and he's been here for a long time - the supporters and the players really recognise that with him."

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